Original Prints, Paintings & Art Books

The Aubrey Art Gallery

Flowers by John Dobbs

Flowers by John Dobbs

Welcome to the Aubrey Art Gallery.

Normal hours of opening are currently:
Wednesday and Friday - 10.00 to 4.00
Thursday and Saturday - 10.00 to 2.00

At present our Gallery walls are exhibiting a wide range of pictures, with the intention of just enjoying the enormous diversity of media, subject matter, style and palette demonstrated by our artists. Unusually we have not selected any particular focus - some pictures may please, some shock, some confuse, some soothe ,some may be quite demanding and some may just make you smile!
As you go round the room, do look out for work by Emma Buckmaster, Tom Deakins and Paul Finn - all members of `The Arborealists`, a group founded in 2013.As the name suggests these artists concentrate on trees, forests and woods , depicting the subject matter `with special value and developing new perception` in their work.

The gallery was founded in 2009 and specialises in original prints, drawings and watercolours - pictures to give pleasure - by an eclectic mix of artists including Penny Berry Paterson, Hugh Brandon Cox, Robert Gillmor, Andrew Haslen, Andrew Pitt, John Tookey, Sue Williams and Nat Young. Browse the artist pages and enjoy!

In keeping with a green approach to the environment, the gallery will no longer be sending flyers advertising our exhibitions in the post as everything will be by email. If you do not have an email address, then of course we will send you any appropriate information (but can you let us have your name please)

The majority of our stock, including a selection of a quality books by artists such as John Busby and Eric Ennion, can be purchased here online - please phone or email to enquire about framed work which does not have a 'buy now' button - but we would be delighted to welcome you to our gallery in the heart of the historic market town of Great Dunmow where we display a wide selection of framed prints and watercolours, and oil paintings including work by Paul Darley, John Dobbs, Brin Edwards, Piers Grizzelle, John Shave and Paul Stone.

Please note delivery costs indicated on this website are for UK sales only, to enquire about purchasing artworks or books from outside of the UK, please email or telephone the gallery to determine delivery charges.

As from February 1st, the gallery will be open Wednesday and Friday from 10am - 4pm and Thursday and Saturday from 10am - 2pm , or by appointment.

Original Prints

Please note that the prints on our website are not reproductions; they are original limited-edition works of art, printed, signed and numbered by the artist. You can read more about original limited-edition prints, the various methods artists use to create them, and our enthusiasm for them here.

Gallery News

Paul Finn will be exhibiting at `The Boathouse Gallery `in Flatford during June - July.

We are delighted to announce that Tom Deakins has been invited to join `The Arborealists`. Founded in 2013, Tom joins a group of artists who each has given trees, forests and woods a special value and who has developed new perceptions of painting and language while painting trees`. Anyone familiar with Tom`s depiction of trees, in a variety of settings, will know his place with the Arborealists is well founded. Successful Royal Academy Summer Exhibition artist Emma Buckmaster is also a member of the group.

A memorial exhibition of John Busby's watercolours and drawings is at the Scottish Gallery until 25th June www.scottish-gallery.co.uk and there is a retrospective of John's oils at the Royal Scottish Academy until 30th June www.royalscottishacademy.org. More on John's life and work at www.johnbusbyartist.co.uk.

Two of Emma Buckmaster's pictures have been selected for The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in Piccadilly, which runs from 13th June - 21st August.

Renowned artist Robert Gillmor has been made an MBE for his services to wildlife art.

Merrie Curtiss-Fuller has had a drawing of Blake accepted for the Royal Society of Portrait painters Exhibition at The Mall Galleries in May.

Paul Finn has been selected for the Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibition at the Mall Galleries and an artist member of the printmakers council.

In the July edition of `The Artist` there is a fascinating article on Paul Finn, full of valuable advice plus some insight into how he achieves his very expressive canvases."I sometimes think that colour gets all the credit in a painting ,when in fact it is the tone that does all the hardwork". Read on for a most informative and enjoyable lesson in how to be bold yet true.

Congatulations to Marie Antonoiu who has had 2 paintings selected for the David Sheperd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2015.

Congratulations to Merrie Curtiss-Fuller who has had a picture accepted for the annual Royal Institute of Oil Painters at the Mall Gallery. Founded in 1882, the ROI`s membership boasts many of the best contemporary artists who work in this exciting medium.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive details of forthcoming exhibitions and special events please e-mail aubreyart@btconnect.com